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1950's GM Motorama Cars Star At Cadillac Fall Festival

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1954 GM Motorama

HICKORY CORNERS, MI: Auto enthusiasts from around the country will gather in Michigan in September for the largest ever Cadillac Fall Festival, which will be the first-ever national car show for all GM marques and sponsored by all GM car clubs representing 60,000 people nationwide.

The event, open to all, will be held between Sept. 22 and Sept. 24, at the historic Gilmore Car Museum where the event organizers expect that 500 cars will be on display. The show, which will be hosted at the Cadillac LaSalle Museum & Research Center, is expected to draw about 2000 people from all corners of the United States.

The show is celebrating GM’s Fifties Motorama, annual extravaganzas that displayed revolutionary concept cars and other halo models. Some of the featured cars on display will include:

    • 1951 Buick LeSabre
    • Three GM Firebird gas turbine cars
    • 1956 Buick Century X
    • 1959 Cadillac Cyclone

On display will also be a 2022 Celestiq, Cadillac’s latest limited production car, and other new Cadillacs. GM designers will present symposiums on the design and development of GM’s Motorama. Rides in collector cars and a chance to engage GM’s designers at “Dinner With Designers” on Friday evening. A number of personalities from the automotive industry, including acclaimed GM Designer William L. “Bill” Porter, will participate.

Car show participants, including GM cars from 1903 to 2023, will be arranged on the show field in 34 classes by year enabling the comparison of each GM brand with its siblings. A “Best In Class” prize will be awarded by peer judging for each class and GM designers will select the Best Cadillac, Buick, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, and Chevrolet.

“We’re thrilled for what will be the largest Cadillac Fall Festival in history, and we’re looking forward to having folks from around the country join us to celebrate their passion for automobiles,” said Bill Anderson, the president of the Cadillac LaSalle Museum & Research Center. “Every year we gather automotive enthusiasts from around the country, and this year, we’re expecting members from clubs nationwide that represent 60,000 people to be in attendance. We have a fantastic lineup of events for our valued attendees, and we couldn’t be more excited for our September event.” There are three tiers of pricing for admission to the event.

    1. General Admission Adult Day Pass: $25
    2. General Admission Adult Day Pass and one car entry: $30
    3. Full Weekend Admission and one car entry: $50

Additional car entries cost $25 each.

Children 10 and under can attend the event for free.

Tickets for the event can be purchased here.

About the Cadillac Fall Festival:
The Cadillac Fall Festival celebrates Cadillac’s commitment to Innovation, Performance, and Design for more than a century. Each year the event brings together Cadillacs from its beginning in 1903 to the present day at the Cadillac Museum on the Gilmore Car Museum Campus.